Asahi Beverages has announced that Group CEO Robert Iervasi will be leaving the business after 16 years with the brewery.

Asahi said that Iervasi has decided that it is time for a break to spend more time with his family for personal reasons and to enjoy a career break.

Roland van Bommel, Chairman of Asahi Holdings Australia, said: “Robert joined Asahi Beverages in 2006 and during this time he worked across many aspects of the business. In 2019, he was promoted to Group CEO of our Oceania business.

“Robert played a critical role in the successful integration of Carlton & United Breweries and the Oceania business has delivered consistent business results under his leadership.

“We wish Robert and his family all the very best for the future.

“Asahi Beverages is delighted to announce that we have appointed Amanda Sellers, our Group Chief Financial Officer, as our interim Group CEO Oceania, effective immediately, whilst we work through a permanent replacement for this role. Amanda is an incredibly talented leader and we are fortunate to have her as our interim CEO.”

Iervasi has helped drive growth for Asahi Beverages in his four years at the top, driving the company’s multi-beverage strategy with acquisition of soft drink and mixer business StrangeLove plus fresh coffee business Allpress Espresso in 2021.

He has also helped to drive Asahi’s sustainability agenda, and the $55m investment in Asahi’s Wulkuraka manufacturing site in Queensland.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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